Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique / by Edith Diehl

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Identifier: REF.BB.1638
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 2 v. fronts. : illus., plates, diagrs. ; 24 cm.
Copyright dates: 1980
Text by: Edith Diehl
Was created in: New York
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Bookbinding [sh85015705], Reliures d'art [], Books [sh85015738]
This title reviews the historic development of bookbinding. The author describes this art form from the Christian era to the 16th century and how we distribute books from monasteries to universities. Diehl examines bookbinding practices such as sewing, the use of boards and leathers, hand verses the machine binding, cased books, etc. This book was published in two different volumes, but this title is both volumes in one.